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Arizona State Credit Union offering new accounts online

Arizona State Credit Union is now offering online account opening service for existing and new credit union members, including those who use the Payson branch.

As the first Arizona statewide credit union to offer this service, existing and new members will find the process quick, simple and secure.

The application process takes less than nine minutes to complete, no account opening fee and provides the same level of security as Arizona State Credit Union Online Banking.

“Offering the online account opening service demonstrates Arizona State Credit Union’s commitment to the needs of its community by providing responsive service and convenient access with security,” said David E. Doss, president and CEO of Arizona State Credit Union. “It’s a quick and simple process that offers a full range of deposit account types, with the ability to open an account from anywhere at any time of the day — all you need is a computer with Internet access to get started.”

This new online service offers a range of deposit accounts to select from, including: savings accounts, checking accounts, money market accounts and share certificates. Arizona State Credit Union’s online account creation tool is simple to follow with its step-by-step guided process and there is no service fee for joining the credit union.

Other convenient services offered by the credit union include mobile banking, which features account balance text alerts, and free online bill pay.

“We’ve added the online account opening service in response to the increased consumer interest in and demand for credit unions,” said Doss. “With the volatility in the economy, consumers are seeking out new banking relationships that provide services that more closely align with their needs. At Arizona State Credit Union, we’re more than happy to be the right source for them.”

For more information to open an account, individuals can visit www. azstcu.org.

Edward Jones No. 2 company to work for

Edward Jones ranked No. 2 on Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For 2010” list in its 11th year on the prestigious list, according to the three financial advisers in Rim Country.

Edward Jones also ranked No. 1 for large-sized companies. The full list and related stories appear in the Feb. 8 issue of Fortune, available on newsstands Jan. 25.

Edward Jones’ 11 Fortune rankings include top 10 finishes for eight years and consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003. This is the firm’s second consecutive year in the No. 2 spot.

In naming Edward Jones to the list, Fortune editors said: “The investment adviser weathered the recession without closing one of its 12,615 offices or laying off a single employee. Salaries were frozen, but profit sharing continued.”

“This honor is especially gratifying in the face of the adversity and challenges the financial-services industry has faced the last two years,” said James D. Weddle, Edward Jones managing partner. “But we were able to stay focused on the long-term because we are a partnership and we know who we are and what we do. We had no layoffs. We had to make some difficult decisions in terms of cutting back expenses, which we did successfully. But when you respect the people who work here, you take care of them — not just in the good times, but in the difficult times as well.”

To pick the “100 Best Companies to Work For,” Fortune partners with the Great Place to Work Institute, a global research and consulting firm with offices in 30 countries, to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America.

Currently, Edward Jones has more than 600 positions available throughout the country.

The largest positions open are that of financial adviser and branch office administrator.

Each Edward Jones branch office includes one financial adviser and one branch office administrator who work one-on-one with clients in the community.

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